ICC World Twenty20, Final: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
7 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, goes on straight, punched off the back foot towards mid-off, short of a good length


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, edged and just wide of slip, floated it on a good length outside off, opened the face past Mahela for a single


BAW Mendis to Gayle, 1 wide, the legspinner, goes down the leg side, lands on leg and turns down, tries to sweep fine, misses, called a wide


BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, the legspinner again, shortish on leg stump and turning down, quicker through the air this time and Gayle is struck on the pads as he tries to whip it square, big appeal for lbw, was missing leg, replays show that would have hit leg, so my bad.


BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, Gayle tries to sweep that shortish delivery down leg, caught on the glove, it pops up in front of short fine, lands safe


BAW Mendis to Gayle, OUT, Gayle's trapped in front, this went straight on, Gayle was caught in front again, rocked forward but not much to defend but played a little outside the line to that, struck him in line with middle and leg and Taufel had no doubt this time, was flatter and straighter this time

CH Gayle lbw b BAW Mendis 3 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75


BAW Mendis to Bravo, no run, beaten, slipped it quicker outside off, shortish and it spat away to go past the outside edge as Bravo flirted with it

West Indies 14/2   BAW Mendis 1-0-2-1

BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, floating it full on middle, Bravo gets across and drives it to deep midwicket for a single, a bit of air on that one


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, shortish outside off, turns away this time and goes past the outside edge as he tries to late-cut that


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, pitched on a length on the off stump and it's driven back to the bowler


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, Samuels wanted to attack that, tossed up on middle and leg, tries to smash it over long-on, got an inside edge onto the pads


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, flighted on the off, rocks forward and eases that past extra cover for a couple of runs into the deep


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot to push it to point, another tight over

West Indies 22/2   BAW Mendis 2-0-6-1

BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, tapped to short third man, fumble from the young lad gives away a single


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, back and pulled into midwicket


BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, slap down to long off staying on the back foot


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, outside off, went to fiddle it fine and missed


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, outside off again, dropped into cover point for a single


BAW Mendis to Bravo, OUT, forward around off stump, big cry for leg before, was it pad first? Yes says the umpire and Bravo has to go. He was caught around the knee roll playing forward around off stump, I had doubt of whether he was in line and especially whether there was bat involved but umpire Taufel thought both favoured the bowler and that it wasn't too high either, another big blow

DJ Bravo lbw b BAW Mendis 19 (29m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies 73/3   BAW Mendis 3-0-10-2

BAW Mendis to Pollard, no run, yer, didn't read that, push outside off and missed by a mile to the wrong 'un


BAW Mendis to Pollard, OUT, outside off, cut to point and taken on the juggle spilled it above his head to start with but managed to turn and grab it on the rebound. Another big hitter falls to spin, Pollard was reaching out to cut a quite wide back of a length ball, got it in the air above the head of the fielder who reached up with two hands, parried the chance before turning and grabbing with two hands

KA Pollard c Dananjaya b BAW Mendis 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


BAW Mendis to Russell, OUT, swept off the stumps first ball, missed and given out lbw looked pretty straight, a dangerous shot first up and paid the price, I think Taufel has got this decision right. The batsman was late on the stroke and caught on the knee roll

AD Russell lbw b BAW Mendis 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


BAW Mendis to Sammy, 1 run, tossed up wide outside off Sammy drives and oh! Gets an inside edge past the stumps, lucky


BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, back on his stumps and flicking back to the bowler


BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, forward and dropped into the covers, they take a quick single and there's a direct hit from Mathews, and Sammy just gets back in time

West Indies 89/5   BAW Mendis 4-0-12-4





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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